By Ashley Cox

OCALA, Fla. (CW44 News At 10)– Florida woman arrested for production and distribution of images depicting the sexual abuse of a child.

Ashley Renea Hilligoss, 37, of Citrus Springs, is being arrested on a criminal complaint. If convicted of both accounts, Hilligoss faces a maximum penalty of 50 years in federal prison and potential life term of supervised release.

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Photo Credits: Marion County Sheriff’s Office

According to the complaint, Hilligoss took sexually explicit photographs of a child to whom she had access and sent these photos to another individual over the internet.

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Federal agents later searched an encrypted online file storage account belonging to that individual, which account contained copies of the photographs.

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A criminal complaint is merely an allegation that a defendant has committed one or more violations of federal criminal law, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.